Journalism First: How one woman is helping organizations ‘story up’

“When people share their stories, the world ignites with possibilities.” Last month I had the privilege of speaking with Catharine Gately, founder of Cantadora, a group dedicated to helping nonprofit and for-profit businesses tell winning stories. She’s passionate about storytelling for change, and

Journalism First: How one woman is helping organizations ‘story up’

“When people share their stories, the world ignites with possibilities.” Last month I had the privilege of speaking with Catharine Gately, founder of Cantadora, a group dedicated to helping nonprofit and for-profit businesses tell winning stories. She’s passionate about storytelling for change, and

Photo by Greg Rakozy.

How to Find the Story

Sometimes the most difficult part of talking about international development is figuring out which story to tell. There is so much information related to the programs, and so much pressure to show some sort of impact. There are no hard and

Photo by Greg Rakozy.

How to Find the Story

Sometimes the most difficult part of talking about international development is figuring out which story to tell. There is so much information related to the programs, and so much pressure to show some sort of impact. There are no hard and

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Lessons from Fiction: Show and Tell

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s a constant challenge for writers, filmmakers, and photographers, whether they’re telling stories based in fact or fiction. And it’s just as important for the stories we tell about our efforts to reduce poverty around the world.

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Lessons from Fiction: Show and Tell

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s a constant challenge for writers, filmmakers, and photographers, whether they’re telling stories based in fact or fiction. And it’s just as important for the stories we tell about our efforts to reduce poverty around the world.

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September Inspiration: Back to School

“How was your summer?” August spills over into September and, in the Northern Hemisphere, that’s often the first question that escapes most people’s lips as offices and schools resume their hustle and bustle. It’s back to school. It’s global conference season.

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September Inspiration: Back to School

“How was your summer?” August spills over into September and, in the Northern Hemisphere, that’s often the first question that escapes most people’s lips as offices and schools resume their hustle and bustle. It’s back to school. It’s global conference season.

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Aylan Kurdi: What we can learn from the latest viral image

By now you’ve probably seen the image of the drowned Syrian boy plastered across news and social media channels. The photo has elicited outrage, as much as for the crisis it represents, as for its parallels to poverty porn. Yet much

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Aylan Kurdi: What we can learn from the latest viral image

By now you’ve probably seen the image of the drowned Syrian boy plastered across news and social media channels. The photo has elicited outrage, as much as for the crisis it represents, as for its parallels to poverty porn. Yet much

Barefoot students at St. Stephens Buloosi Primary School in Bumula, Kenya.  Photo by Daniel Lombardi.

Don’t Create a Mood, Just Tell Good Stories

Guest post by Daniel Lombardi. This post was originally published on WhyDev, and has been reposted with permission.  NGOs are often faced with incentives to tell stories on the extreme ends of the emotional spectrum. Some organisations try to make

Barefoot students at St. Stephens Buloosi Primary School in Bumula, Kenya.  Photo by Daniel Lombardi.

Don’t Create a Mood, Just Tell Good Stories

Guest post by Daniel Lombardi. This post was originally published on WhyDev, and has been reposted with permission.  NGOs are often faced with incentives to tell stories on the extreme ends of the emotional spectrum. Some organisations try to make

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Monday Inspiration: (East) Africa fights back edition

Welcome back to the Inspiration series: a roundup of stories and discussions to inspire and challenge us in the way we talk about global development.  A hotbed of terror? In case you missed it, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit wrapped up

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Monday Inspiration: (East) Africa fights back edition

Welcome back to the Inspiration series: a roundup of stories and discussions to inspire and challenge us in the way we talk about global development.  A hotbed of terror? In case you missed it, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit wrapped up